When “Welfare-to-Work” doesn’t

Since its inception, President Bill Clinton’s 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which limited public assistance to needy families, has garnered two sides of debate: those who believe that recipients are glorified Welfare Queens, and those who argue that the poorest Americans are, in fact, hard workers who stumbled upon hard times. Defenses can be made on either side. The truth is that there are some for whom…

September 9, 2014